NPU-V Resident Photos for Art Installation (Update!)

The new Pittsburgh Yards development will feature an art installation at the Nia building which will include photographs of community members who are connected to NPU-V. Unfortunately last week’s photo shoots had to be delayed due to inclement weather. Please see below for make up times and locations for shoots this Saturday.

Greeting NPU-V community,

As you know we had bad weather last Saturday, so as far as the community photo shoots that were supposed to happen, they will be rescheduled for this Saturday February 15th at the same places and time.

9am – 11am 
104 Georgia Ave SE
Atlanta, GA 

11:30am – 1pm 
4 Corners Park 

1:30pm – 3pm 
Dunbar Recreation Center 

The weather is supposed to be good this weekend so I hope to see everyone there.

Jamani Chavis

NPU-V February Meeting on 2/10 @ 7pm!

Join us for our monthly meeting for residents of Neighborhood Planning Unit V! NPU-V encompasses the communities of Mechanicsville, Summerhill, Peoplestown, Pittsburgh, Adair Park, and Capitol Gateway.
The meeting will be held on Monday, February 10, at 7pm. The host community is Capitol Gateway and the meeting will be held at the Fulton Atlanta Community Action Authority Resource Center (341 Kelly Street SE Atlanta, GA 30312).
The meeting agenda can be found here:
The City of Atlanta is divided into 25 Neighborhood Planning Units or NPUs, which are citizen advisory councils that make recommendations to the Mayor and City Council on zoning, land use, and other planning issues. The NPU system was established in 1974 to provide an opportunity for citizens to participate actively in the Comprehensive Development Plan, which is the city’s long-term vision for the next five, ten, and fifteen years into the future. It is also used as a way for citizens to receive information concerning all functions of city government.
See you there!

Community Town Halls – Please Help Spread the Word

Dear NPU Chair,

The City of Atlanta’s economic development agency, Invest Atlanta, is creating an inclusive economic development strategy that focuses on economic mobility. The strategy will be designed to help us more intentionally embed equity and inclusion in all our work; as well as make well-informed decisions about programs, incentives, and policies to ensure deployment of resources reaches communities/neighborhoods and people that have historically lacked access to economic opportunities.

Community engagement is an essential part of this process. In addition to receiving community comments on the website here, Invest Atlanta is hosting two town halls at the end of February to hear from residents about what their needs are and receive feedback on our work thus far.

My request — would you consider sharing the attached invite with your NPU email list? We want to ensure we are hearing from everyone impacted.

If you have any questions or thoughts, please feel free to reach out.

We thank you in advance for your help in getting the word out!


Dr. Eloisa Klementich, CEcD

Emory Continuing Education Cybersecurity Training for Single Mothers

Emory Continuing Education has partnered with Women In Technology (WIT) to train 20 single mothers in Cybersecurity with the goal of employment in this high demand career path. The WIT Single Mothers Cybersecurity training program at Emory University is an excellent program that pays for tuition, food, transportation, and childcare. The deadline for applications for the 12-week program on Saturdays in March is Friday, February 14th.  Single moms up to 35 years old are encouraged to apply.  Click here for more information.  Click here for an application.

The long-awaited NPU University Course Catalog!

Greetings, NPU Chairs, Officers, and other interested folks! I am so happy to share with you our 2020 NPU University Course Catalog! We are really pleased with the course offerings and expect the classes to be informative and empowering for you and your neighbors. As the team made our way around the city, the most frequently asked questions we got were where? and when?  I’ll save you some time and answer that here: the date(s), time(s) and location for each class will be announced approximately 30-45 days in advance. We are committed to trying our best to find locations around the city that are convenient for drivers, riders and bikers. If there is a class that interests you, let us know by completing the interest form online or in the catalog, and we’ll reach out with all the relevant details as soon as it’s available.

We expect to have the printed catalogs available for distribution by the end of next week. Our distribution plan includes plenty of print copies for every NPU, each councilmember, a limited number of neighborhoods upon request, a few libraries and other public spaces. If you run out, please let us know and we’ll gladly get you more!


I hope that you find the catalog to be clear and comprehensive, but as always, if you have any questions or feedback, please don’t hesitate to call, email, text or visit us.

(And while I have your attention, please review these quick updates/announcements):

  1.  We will be finalizing our 2020 Neighborhood Directory next week. Updates were due on December 30, 2019 and we still have not received most of them. If you have not submitted your updates by Monday, February 3, 2020, they will not be included in this year’s directory. No changes or updates will be accepted after Monday, and follow-up calls or emails will not be made to obtain missing information.
  2. Please remember these upcoming classes:
    1. NP 1001 Chairperson’s Training and Orientation – Saturday, February 8th at 9:00 a.m. at Atlanta City Hall (for all NPU Chairs and NPU Vice Chairs)
    2. NP 1002 Elected Officers Orientation – Saturday, February 15th at 9:00 a.m. at Atlanta City Hall (for all NPU secretaries, other NPU elected officers are welcome)
    3. NP 1003 Parliamentary Procedure – Saturday, February 22nd from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon; location to be determined (for all NPU Chairs, NPU Parliamentarians, neighborhood officers and the general public)

Kindest regards,

 Leah LaRue, Registered Mediator
Assistant Director, Neighborhood Planning Units

Local low-cost printing/social enterprise

Greetings, NPU-V organizations and residents,

I wanted to inform you about a new resource located right in the Dunbar Center in NPU-V. HIP Atlanta has sophisticated printing services at very competitive prices (see attached pricing list). The director is a NPU-V resident and his goal is employ more local residents as the social enterprise grows.

Please consider giving his services a try for your business cards, brochures, etc.  And perhaps visit and check out what he is trying to do.  And then share the information with your contacts as you see fit.


HIPAtlanta Printing Prices

HIP Atlanta
477 Windsor St. SW Suite 203
Atlanta, GA 30312

Or to contact the Executive Director directly –